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NATSO Blog: August 2013

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{NATSO News Weekly} August 12, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

As the editor of NATSO News, NATSO's electronic newsletter, I invite you to join me in consuming this week's updates on government and business issues affecting the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

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Non-compliant Cup and Lid Dispenser Heights

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Americans with Disabilities Act

Last month my post covered reach ranges with respect to drink machines control and counter heights. This month’s post is a continuation of the topic and discusses the requirements for the height of drink cup and lid dispensers.

The most important thing to know is that one of each type and one of each size should be available within the required reach ranges. When we say one of each type, this means cups and lids for hot, cold and frozen drinks, for example plastic, paper, Styrofoam. Straws must also be accessible within the required reach ranges. For details about reach range requirements please reference my post from July.

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Truckstop Customers Are Changing: How Are You Adapting?

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business, Darren's Great Ideas for Independent Operators, Fuel and Trucking

If you haven’t noticed yet or maybe you have not been speaking to the drivers coming into your stores these days, but things are a changing...

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: August 7

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

In today’s information-overloaded business world, we often find ourselves deluged with literally hundreds of news items from dozens of sources. While it is likely impossible to read every article and remain productive, by not doing so we risk missing the one article that could change a key business practice or thought process. And that is where the NATSO Foundation’s newest publication, Biz Brief, provides assistance! The NATSO Foundation's Biz Brief is a daily collection of the most relevant business intelligence for truckstop and travel plaza operators.

While we think the Biz Brief is a must-read every day, if you only read ten news articles this week, these ten most-clicked Biz Brief articles are the ten to read.

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No Near-Term Relief for Retailers on Debit Fees

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Unfortunately, last week's reversal of the debit rule by a federal judge is not going to bring relief to retailers any time soon.

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10 Great Reasons To Use NATSO Check-Link

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

NATSO’s Check-Link™ Check Verification Service is not only one of our most comprehensive member services, but also one of our most beneficial for cost savings and marketing to your driver customers. The following are 10 reasons why your location should be using Check-Link.

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{NATSO News Weekly} August 5, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Judge Agrees With Retailers; Rejects Debit Card Swipe Fee Rule and more...

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